The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump. The demise of Trump’s candidacy has been predicted by centrist Republicans and the media alike virtually since the day it began. But there is no empirical evidence at all to suggest it is happening.
Last month, the liberal Think Progress collated more than 30 predictions of the business mogul’s imminent demise. One typical example was The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, who discerned “the beginning of the end of Trump” in mid-July, soon after the mogul criticized the Vietnam War record of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Despite all that, Trump has led the Real Clear Politics (RCP) polling average in a virtually unbroken spell for four months. The only person to briefly wrest the lead away from him, Dr. Ben Carson, appears to be fading. And numerous polls show Trump drawing double the support of his closest establishment-friendly rival, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Add to all this the fact that Trump’s lead over the rest of the GOP field has expanded since the terrorist attacks in Paris, and it becomes clear why anxiety among his many Republican critics is reaching new heights.
Interestingly enough on the same day that this article was written another one from Reuters stated that Trump's poll numbers are starting to dip for the first time since he announced his candidacy:
U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul's biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Nov. 27. That was down from a peak of 43 percent registered on Nov. 22.
The dip follows criticism of Trump for comments he made in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more.
Following the attacks, Trump told an NBC News reporter that he would support requiring all Muslims within the United States to be registered to a special database, which his critics have likened to the mandatory registration of Jews in Nazi Germany.
A quick look at Real Clear Politics shows that Trump is definitely losing ground, but the frightening thing is that those breathing down his neck such as Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio are really not any better.
In fact is some ways they are even worse.
So if the Republican party wants to be in a panic, they should panic over the fact that ALL of the candidates most likely to win the nomination represent a sideshow of ill prepared, mentally unbalanced, egomaniacs who will no doubt continue leading the country down the path of destruction first laid out by our LAST Republican president.
Personally if I was not convinced that Hillary Clinton could beat any of these losers with both hands tied behind her back I might do a little panicking myself.